Miami Dade Fire Rescue

Brother of Chassidy Saunders Fulfills Dream to Be a Firefighter for a Day

A brother remembers his little sister as he fulfills a dream

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The 13-year-old brother of a child who was murdered in Miami due to gun violence got to fulfill his dream Tuesday in honor of his sister.

Sherod Scott donned a firefighter's uniform and took part in training at the Miami-Dade Firefighters Training Facility in Doral in memory of his sister Chassidy Saunders, who was killed in a drive-by shooting two months ago in Little Haiti.

The six-year-old was leaving a birthday party when she was shot and later died at the hospital.

The Miami Children's Initiative and the Firefighters Association Charities made Sherod's dream to become a firefighter reality by organizing a special day for him.

"It's preparing me for when I get older and I really want to do this," Sherod said. "She would want me to do this because I can help people."

His 15-year-old cousin, Abigail Bailey, joined him for the visit and also climbed stairs in heavy firefighter gear and sprayed a hose.

"We're doing it for her and for us at the same time," Abigail said.

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